The women's basketball legend shines a light on her family history, the separation from her parents, her bipolar diagnosis and coping mechanisms at the espnW: Women + Sports Summit.
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we've built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 42,000 people (more than 33,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks (more than 2.35 million in the U.S.) in 2014 - and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today. Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, we share the company's extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 271,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune's 2017 rankings of America's largest corporations.
The Gatorade Company, a division of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), provides sports performance innovations designed to meet the needs of athletes at all competitive levels and across a broad range of sports. Backed by more than a 40 year history of studying the best athletes in the world and grounded in years of hydration and sports nutrition research at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, Gatorade provides scientifically formulated products to meet the sports fueling needs of athletes in all phases of athletic activity. For more information and a full list of products, please visit www.gatorade.com.
Always empowers women to live life without limits through trusted feminine care products and confidence and puberty education. Always pads and pantiliners provide the right period protection that helps prevent leaks. Pads come in different lengths and front-back coverages to match specific protection needs and daily liners keep a clean and fresh feeling all day. The Always #LikeAGirl program is designed to help empower girls around the world. It includes activities to spark a global conversation, build confidence and educate girls about puberty. Our programs teach confidence-building skills to girls and women globally, as well as provide sanitary products to those in need.
The V Foundation was founded by ESPN and legendary coach Jim Valvano with one goal in mind: achieve victory over cancer. They have awarded more than $170 million in cancer research grants nationwide since starting in 1993. The V Foundation awards 100% of direct donations to cancer research and programs. The endowment covers administrative expenses.
Grants are awarded through a process vetted by a Scientific Advisory Committee, comprised of the nation's top doctors and scientists. Areas of study in the cancer space include prevention, clinical trials, pediatrics, immunotherapy and pathways, big data and convergence, among others.
The V Foundation's guiding motto is: "Don't Give Up . . . Don't Ever Give Up!" ® Science has progressed in the treatment of cancer. New technology and a better understanding of genetics has allowed us to individualize therapies, leading to personalized treatments and more survivors. Accelerating research will continue to change the course of cancer, and the V Foundation will support researchers until we have achieved victory over cancer. https://www.jimmyv.org/